auspicate

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin auspicatus, past participle of auspicari "to take auspices", from auspex "bird seer", "augur", a contraction of avispex; avis "bird" + specere, spicere, "to view".

Verb[edit]

auspicate (third-person singular simple present auspicates, present participle auspicating, simple past and past participle auspicated)

  1. To foreshow; to foretoken.
  2. To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.

Adjective[edit]

auspicate (comparative more auspicate, superlative most auspicate)

  1. Auspicious.
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References[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

auspicate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of auspicare
  2. second-person plural imperative of auspicare
  3. feminine plural of auspicato

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

auspicāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of auspicātus